Singer, Pianist, Composer and Founder of Jazz for Peace™
In addition to shows across the U.S., 2015/16 brought Rick and Jazz for Peace™ to
Uganda, Mexico, Nepal, Finland, and Pakistan while 2017 dates include a concert at
Washington DC Lincoln Memorial and his first Tour of China
Rick DellaRatta is now considered by many to be one of the finest Singer/Pianists
performing today and one of only a handful of Jazz Artists who can make a
successful musical presentation to a large audience without having to abandon the
true art form of Jazz. Through his life long endeavor to help advance people to their
highest potential through the understanding of Jazz as well as spreading peace
worldwide through his "Jazz for Peace World Tour", Rick DellaRatta is considered to
be an innovator and a visionary.
His unique and original piano playing and composing has been compared in print to
Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Keith
Jarrett, Joe Zawinul, Horace Silver, Oscar Peterson and Thelonious Monk while his
signature vocal sound and style has been likened to Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Joao
Gilberto, Ivan Lins, Michael Franks and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Dr. Billy Taylor put Ricks impact in perspective when commenting on Ricks "Thought
Provoking CD - he said: "Rick DellaRatta is one of the people who is taking Jazz to
the next level".